Single Mom Can't Afford Groceries in Check-Out Line... What Would You Do?
You're standing in line at your local grocery store and you see a customer scrambling through her purse to pay for her items...

It turns out, many Americans would step forward to help pay for the groceries, according to an ABC News team who employed actresses and hidden cameras in a New Jersey store to record customer reactions.

On the first go, within a matter of minutes, a woman in line steps forward to help the 'distressed' mother. "How much does she need?"  

After using three different actresses throughout the day, the experiment showed that many people were willing to step up and help the single mom by paying for her groceries.
 From Goodnews  Network

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Comment by janabeth potter on February 1, 2011 at 2:02pm
I would help her pay for her groceries "benefitting the Children".  No child should go hungry.  I live on a fixed income, but what ever I could do, I would do it because of the kind acts that have happened to me and mine.
Comment by Anaid on February 1, 2011 at 4:10am

I am a single mom as well and I know the feeling of crossing my fingers and then having to put a few items back,

I would definetly pay for someone's groceries.  Thank God I have been blessed many times with the opportunity

of paying forward as people have also been so generous with my daughter and I.  I never forget it.  This is such

a lovely story!

Comment by FRANCENE LACEY on January 30, 2011 at 6:52pm
I am a single mom with twins boy and girl. This has happened to me when I didn't have enough but I had the clerk put items back. I am happy to see many who wanted to step up to help
Comment by Ireny van Thiel on January 30, 2011 at 1:40pm
im not suprized about this it is a normal thing to do. why is this news
Comment by aaron j boney on January 29, 2011 at 5:45pm
and this is the reality of the human nature or should i say condition - that humans are basically caring, loving and giving and would rather help and be co-creative than not ! The main reason for the state of the world is, in my opinion the result of manipulation and control by beings that knew of mans divine, powers and abilities and knew how to manipulate them to service their needs - the Illuminati, the shadow govt and as the light and the understanding of the divine nature with respect to its creative power were brought into focus human beings would and choose the light for the most part as is evident in the shift in the mass consciousness that now prevails and the unraveling of strangle hold of dark forces, for WE ARE LOVE, WE ARE LOVE, WE ARE LOVE...................
Comment by Lee on January 29, 2011 at 3:48pm

Thank you Thank You Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that made my heart happy!!!!

Comment by Maggie Harris on January 29, 2011 at 12:05pm

We are such judgmental people.  Before helping someone in a situation similar to this would we quickly scan the items that they were purchasing to make sure that our money was going for something "worth" our giving?  Would the outcome have been different if there were products that we thought were "junk food" or perhaps "alcohol" or "tobacco" that she could have done without?

Yes...we are judgmental of others and that is what keeps many from stepping forward and caring for another.

As a side note...I asked my friend what he would have done in this situation.  He looked down and didn't answer me.  (At that point, I knew the answer) 

Comment by Maggie Harris on January 29, 2011 at 11:46am

In a world that seems to have gone mad at times, I actually watched this and cried because of the generosity of perfect strangers who were willing to help by stepping forward to help the "distressed" mother.

Yes.  I believe that I would be one to step forward and help.

Comment by Rene on January 29, 2011 at 11:15am

Sow a seed of hope

Awaken to a dream

lay upon your bed of faith

and move a mountain

to carry out that dream

the hands of charity will run to meet you

together we will fullfil the dream

thanking God for the seed sown in all of us

love

the only reason for any mans dream:--)))

 

thankyou for sharing!!!!

Comment by Peacewalker on January 29, 2011 at 9:57am

what comes around goes around...I have helped in the past ..and have been given help

I think there is more humanity in this world than we realize..at least that is what I am seeing.

One armed as I am right now lots of people stepping up to assist me even had a neighbor call to see if she could run the vacuum for me.

Thanks for the posting

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